Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures

University of Verona

24 months
1000 EUR/year
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The Master’s degree programme in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures aims to provide students with a solid background in comparative languages and related literatures, to be chosen from the following: French, English, Russian, Spanish, and German.


The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) aims to provide students with a high level of academic education - primarily from a comparative perspective - in the languages and literatures of French, English, Russian, Spanish and German. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to focus on the extra-European variants of these languages and cultures (in the Euro-Mediterranean, Euro-American, and postcolonial areas). The programme is therefore meant to be open to the world, offering an international perspective on education, research, and cultural entrepreneurship.

In this view, starting from the academic year 2017/2018 the programme has considerably enhanced its international profile by providing all teaching in English, except for the specific language and literary modules taught in the relevant languages. Given its international nature, this programme is particularly suitable for non-Italian speaking students. In addition to specific foreign languages and literatures modules, this programme also focuses on various humanistic areas, such as philology, linguistics, literature, and comparative studies.

Through a recently established agreement between the University of Verona and University A Coruña (Spain), starting from the 2017-2018 academic year the degree offers a joint programme for the conferral of a double degree based especially on foreign language and literature studies. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a degree certificate valid in Italy and Spain.

The degree programme allows students to specialise in one foreign language and its respective

body of literature, as well as to improve their advanced knowledge in a second foreign language and corresponding body of literature. In addition to these core modules, all of which are taught in the relevant foreign language, the programme includes other humanities subjects such as philology, linguistics and comparative studies.

Students will acquire knowledge by means of interdisciplinary approaches with historical and translinguistic perspectives. They will become proficient in two foreign languages in terms of both linguistic ability and critical awareness of intertextual and intercultural contexts. The programme provides a solid foundation for high-level professional opportunities or further academic study such as undertaking a PhD.

Job opportunities

Graduates who have sufficient credits in relevant areas may, as required by current legislation, take the admission tests in order to train to become a teacher in secondary schools. The Master’s degree programme prepares graduates for a career as high-level interpreters and translators, cultural mediators, editors and consultants in the fields of journalism, publishing, and the world of culture in its various expressions. The programme trains specialised officials able to work in international organisations and cultural institutions in Italy and abroad.

Scholarships for non-eu students - please note:

Call for applications for pre-admission to International Master’s degree programmes at the University of Verona, for non-Eu students holding a foreign academic degree and living outside the European Union.

For the academic year 2020/2021, 16 scholarships will be awarded to top candidates from non-Eu countries. Please read carefully the “Call for applications” for further information. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2020, 12.00 pm, noon (Italian time, GMT+1). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • German literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches
  • English literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches
  • Italian literature in the international context
  • Spanish literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches
  • French literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches
  • Russian Literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches
  • Comparative literature: history and theory
  • Varieties of French
  • Varieties of English

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You must register on the Esse3 platform and follow the assessment procedure specifically for Master’s Degree programmes in the Humanities-Economics-Law Area. Within the assessment procedure you will be asked to upload a certificate or self-certification of your university exams and fill in the form .

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.



The University of Verona offers a range of scholarships to reward excellent students and/or to help those from lower income families. Scholarships are intended to cover part of the Student’s living expenses for each year of study.

·         Scholarships funded by the University of Verona – International Master’s degrees a.y. 2020/2021

·         Tuition fees for non-EU students.

·         Tuition fees, taxes, reductions, benefits based on merit, and tax exemptions – Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees

·         Regulations on student fees

  • Part-time work for students


  • Scholarships funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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